Monday, April 19, 2010

Yes, I know it's spring now - just thought you might
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Friday, April 2, 2010

a few haiku

spring gardener . . .

a mud smear beneath

her mascara smear
 
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first robin

. . . the child beneath

this grizzled beard

abandoned love

How is it that authentic love

can be so readily abandoned,

so thoughtlessly divested, like an

indifferent breath exhaled into

the frigid morning, visible for

but an instance then vanished?

We will surrender our dreams

to the day’s many vexations and

temptations, won’t we? Easily!



Sloughing off once-treasured

affections, we foolishly initiate

the love hunt afresh, disdaining

the strewn wreckage we’ve

fraught in the lives of others.



It seems there should be a most

damnable termination for us at

the end of all this, should we fail the

test of nurturing the true affections

with which we’ve been blessed,

ours and those of cherished others.

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thriving again

Good grief! I usually get the "blues" during the latter part of winter, but this year was intense and I had absolutely no indication of a muse, no creative juices prompting me to paint, just a general malaise that kept me from opening the computer for a week at a time, and I barely cracked the door to the studio for the past two-three months.

BUT! The juices are beginning to flow again - as they usually do at the hint of spring - and I'm beginning to feel color and see color, so I'm going to get back in front of the easel and see what transpires. As for poetry, give me a week and I'll see what I come up with. Man, if feels good to thrive again.

Thanks, friends!